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Silent Reminders

Silent Reminders

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication is part of a series entitled "Geologic Wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests". Silent Reminders covers the iron industry in the state of Virginia, including why iron was found in this state, the types of ore found (brown, red, and specular), and why the furnaces were abandoned. The report also discusses how the use of minerals saved the forests. There are resources given for additional information.


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